Master of Arts (M.A.) Economics atMcGill University , MontrealFaculty of Arts


1 year (Full Time)

Course Level

PG Degree

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  • Master of Arts (M.A.) Economics is offered by the Faculty of Arts under McGill University, Canada
  • The MA non-thesis program is completed in 3 terms: fall, winter and summer
  • In general, courses and examinations in the M.A. program are given in Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Econometrics, and the following fields: Advanced Theory (Mathematical Economics), Economic Development, Economic History, Industrial Organization, International Economics, Health Economics, Labour Economics, Monetary Economics, and Public Finance


  • University Rankings
    • #67

      - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2021

    • #27

      - QS 2022

    • #44

      - THE (Times Higher Education) 2022

    • #51

      - US News & World Report 2022

Fees & Expenses
1st year tuition fees
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & feesINR 15,73,856
Other expenses in 1st Year
Fees componentsAmount
Hostel & MealsINR 7,02,285
InsuranceINR 64,055
Student Society FeesINR 17,069
TotalINR 7,83,409

Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 CAD = INR 61.18


Tuition & expenses were last updated on 1ˢᵗ July 2022

Entry Requirements

QualificationEntry Criteria

No specific cutoff mentioned


No specific cutoff mentioned


CGPA - 3/4

  • Students must hold, or reasonably expect to hold by September, a bachelor's degree for entry into the M.A. program or a master’s degree in Economics
  • Applicants must hold 4-year Bachelor's or 3-year Bachelor’s from institutions with a NAAC rating of "A" or 2-year Master’s awarded beyond a 3-year Bachelor’s from institutions with a NAAC rating below “A”
  • The minimum acceptable CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) is 3.0 out of a possible 4.0, which is equivalent to “B” on a letter scale, or at least a 3.2/4.0 over the last two years of study
  • Prerequisites:
    • two terms of calculus (differential and integral calculus, including constrained optimization methods, functions of several variables, partial derivatives, constrained optimization using the method of Lagrangian multipliers and Riemann integration)
    • one term of matrix algebra (rank, inverse, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and quadratic forms)
    • statistics: a full-year course in statistics from an economics or mathematics department
  • If the applicant's degree is not in Economics
    • An Honours B.A. in Economics is the normal requirement, although students holding an ordinary B.A., whether in economics or another discipline, may also be eligible for admission
    • Students judged by the admissions committee to have deficiencies in their preparation in economics may be admitted to a Qualify Year in which they undertake advanced economics honors-level undergraduate work
  • The minimum preparation is a full year of intermediate macroeconomics, microeconomics, and statistics, two semesters of introductory calculus, and one semester of linear algebra
  • Graduate applicants who do not have an adequate background in either economics or mathematics may be admitted to the Qualifying Year (QY). QY students take three full-year (September-April) Honours economics undergraduate-level courses:
    • Intro to Econ Theory: Honours; and
    • Economic Statistics: Honours; and
    • Macroeconomics: Honours; and
    • either a fourth year-long course or two semester-long courses for a total of 24 credits
  • Students considered by the admissions committee to have an inadequate mathematics background must take one or two semester-long mathematics courses, most commonly Linear Algebra and multivariable calculus Calculus 3
  • To enter the MA from the Qualifying year program, a student must earn a GPA of at least a 3.2 in the program approved by the QY academic advisor, and a minimum grade of B in all courses


Marks - 86/120

  • no less than 20 in each of the four component scores


Marks - 6.5/9


No specific cutoff mentioned

Other eligibility criteria
  • Admission to the QY does not imply an exemption from GRE
  • Substitutions for the core economics courses are possible in special cases
Conditional Offer

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Important Dates

Sep , 2022

Course Commencement Date

Scholarship information is not available. You can apply to non-college specific scholarships available for Canada.

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